February 23, 1995 |
Robert Bolt, the British playwright who turned to screenwriting and won Academy Awards for the scripts of "Dr. Zhivago" and "A Man for All Seasons," has died. He was 70. Bolt, who garnered a third Oscar nomination for his screenplay of "Lawrence of Arabia," died Monday night at his home near Petersfield, 70 miles southwest of London. The writer had a history of heart problems and had been partially disabled since a heart attack and stroke in 1983.
December 13, 1990 |
Show-biz celebrities: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Don't have a chance. They're everywhere on the small screen, making political and product endorsements; blowing smoke in infomercials; blabbing on talk shows; promoting their movies, ghost-written autobiographies and other pet projects; being interviewed as filler on cable's movie channels; getting gossiped about on the tabloid shows; making videos.
October 29, 2000 |
Movies that are perceived to be in trouble wave any number of red flags. First and foremost, production drags on for extra months as the budget spirals upward. The director may be a tyrant like James Cameron on "Titanic." Or he may simply lose control of his $100-million budget, as Kevin Reynolds did on "Waterworld." A sullen male star may hole up in his dressing room snorting cocaine.